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United Church honours pastor

Rev. Lansford Lawrence listens intently to the words being offered at his appreciation ceremony at the Falmouth United Church. He leaves the island at the end of the month for the United States.

By Richard Morais, Freelance Writer

FALMOUTH, Trelawny:

HIGHLY SPIRITUAL with a passion for evangalism, exceedingly humble with exceptional good traits was just some of the words which described Rev. Lansford Lawrence.

At an appreciation service on Tuesday at the Falmouth United Church the pastor of the Falmouth Pastoral Charge of United Churches - Bellevue and Falmouth Churches was honoured for his brief but dynamic two years of service to the churches.

One member spoke passionately of her reconnection to the Bible as a result of the teaching and direction of the minister. Others spoke of a deeper prayer life and becoming more active in the life of the church.

Rev. Trevor Hylton of the Savannah-la-Mar United, who delivered the message, implored the congregation like Elijah to let their individual mark be felt. He noted that each person has received at least one talent and each person must use that talent. He noted that that talent may appear insignificant in the global situation but a combination of talents can work wonders.

The minister said a true appreciation to the departing minister was to continue and build on the good things he had done.

The function was chaired by Pastor Glenroy Clarke and had performances from almost all the organization of the churches. The Welcome was extended by Mrs. Eslyn Lindo while Mrs. Dorset Ainsworth read the citation. Rev. Lawrence will be migrating and will be continuing in pastoral care.

- Contributed

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